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Algae control

Colin

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surfy said:
I wouldn't reccomend a nudibranch or sea slug since they usually have very short life spans, a year at most.

ah, they will be in good company with our octopuses then!!! :smile:
 
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I forget who said that nudibranchs eat algae, but they are actually carnivores--I've never heard of a nudibranch that ate algae. Heck, if they ate algae, they'd be easy to keep. They are in fact, awesome hunters. So diverse in prey, too.
 

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Crevalle said:
I forget who said that nudibranchs eat algae, but they are actually carnivores--I've never heard of a nudibranch that ate algae. Heck, if they ate algae, they'd be easy to keep. They are in fact, awesome hunters. So diverse in prey, too.

Actually, there is a sea hare that is strictly a herbivore, does not ink like most slug/hares and thrives in a community aquarium. They eat algae better than an army of snails and crabs.

I plan on breeding some this summer.

I don't know if they can co-exist with cephs but I will give it a try when I get my cuttle.

If they don't end up a ceph snack I will let you know and assuming I can ship them without breaking any laws I would be happy to share.
 

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